Occitanian Masterpiece

August 26, 2016 Darren Gall 0

An Englishman, A Belgian and an Aussie walk into a French Bistro… Anyone who has read the works of Peter Mayle or admired the aching beauty and incandescent palette of Van Gogh’s paintings around Arles […]

The Midnight Special

August 19, 2016 Darren Gall 0

The ‘Misnomer of the Year’ a friend called it, indeed brunch is supposed to be about sleeping in very late on the weekend and then having a relaxed, decadent and somewhat boozy meal between breakfast […]

Philosopher’s Lane

August 6, 2016 Darren Gall 0

In Kyoto, Japan they have ‘Philosopher’s Walk’ a path lined with cherry trees along the canal that runs between the Buddhist temples of Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. The walk was used by the influential Japanese philosopher […]

The Art of Imperfection

July 30, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Mike Wong at Kanji restaurant has been a chef of Japanese cuisine for over twenty five years, learning the many disciplines of Japanese cooking under several masters. Working under such masters is rigorous, “They […]

Banque de l’Indochine

July 16, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Today, (14th July) the people of France celebrate their National Day, named ‘La Fete Nationale’, it is perhaps better known around the world as ‘Bastille Day’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille on the 14th […]

The Brexistentialist

July 8, 2016 Darren Gall 0

July is the month when the French celebrate ‘La fête nationale’, commemorating the storming of the Bastille, (14th of July 1789) the original celebration -held one year later- was meant to symbolize the unity displayed […]

Sushi Dreaming

June 17, 2016 Darren Gall 0

One of the all-time great food films is a 2011 documentary entitled ‘ Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, which tells the story of Jiro and his small, inconspicuous, ten seat sushi restaurant in the tunnels of […]

Angkor’s New Temple

June 11, 2016 Darren Gall 0

Throughout the period of the Khmer Empire there was obviously great devotion to the kings of Angkor, who were regarded as living incarnations of gods. The great beauty and high art of the buildings, temples […]

Lost World

May 29, 2016 Darren Gall 0

  Sometimes, there are certain moments, certain meals that can be so serendipitously excellent you become convinced that unknown forces have conspired to bring you to a particular place, at a specific time, for a […]

River Daze

May 23, 2016 Darren Gall 1

  Kampot is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the kingdom; an old, sleepy, pretty little town on the banks of a quiet river, set between mist covered mountains and a sea […]

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